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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena lives in the Philippines. He spends most of his time on the road with his wife, Xandy. Some of his works have already been published in The James Franco Review, The Bitter Oleander, After the Pause, The Blue Hour Magazine, Gravel, Off the Coast, Eastlit, Mascara Literary Review, Red River Review, The Fox Chase Review, Philippines Free Press, and Kabisdak.

Simon Anton Nino Diego Baena

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Find your father
underneath the ruins.

The sunsets, the rainbows,
of those who perished

are also buried here
in the wreckage. Grief

is magnified by a rotting
limb, protruding in the open,

pointing to the radiant, blue
firmament, asking:

Are we merely pebbles of flesh
to be offered to the earth?